Lights fantastic at Lantern Land

Hightown Junior Infant and Nursery School and Yorkshire-based arts cooperative Roots and Wings are teaming up again to host their third annual community Hightown Lantern Land event.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 3:04 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
LIGHT WORK: Children are shown how to build their own lanterns at last years Lantern Land event.

The entire school will work together to make more than 100 lanterns that will illuminate the school grounds on Thursday 16 March.

Roots and Wings artists Incy Wood and Christina Ingram have been commissioned to lead the project focusing on the theme “Around the World”.

This event will also continue to build on the links between Hightown JIN School and Tilery Primary School in Stockton On Tees which held its own Lantern Land parade in February.

GLOWING SCENE: Lanterns are placed around the school.

Staff and children from Tilery Primary will be joining the celebrations on March 16 March, bringing along their own Lanterns.

A spokesperson for the event said: “School will be a hive of activity over the coming fortnight as children and staff construct their lanterns of famous landmarks around the world.

“In addition there will also be workshops on the weekends of 4 and 5 March and 11 and 12 March, – and the evenings of Thursday 9 March and Tuesday 14 March, giving children and their families the opportunity to construct their own lanterns.

“The Lantern Land celebration will take place at 6.30pm on 16 March. The event is open to anyone in the local community to attend. Last year around 750 people attended the event.

GLOWING SCENE: Lanterns are placed around the school.

“School has worked with a number of partners to facilitate this event and is grateful in particular to the support of both Kirklees Neighborhood Housing and Kirklees School Meals Service.”

The headteacher of High-town Junior Infant School Russell Ingleby said: “We are looking forward to building upon the success of last year to engage with everyone in our school and local community on this truly inspirational event.”